Doctor says Trump's health excellent, has no cognitive issues

President Donald Trump laughs during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. (AP P

Doctor says Trump's health excellent, has no cognitive issues

President Donald Trump is in good physical and cognitive health following his first medical examination as president, Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, told reporters Tuesday, noting that the president earned ideal marks on a cognitive test that he himself had requested.

President Donald Trump was given a clean bill of health on Tuesday, after White House doctor Ronny Jackson declared the 45th president of the United States to be in "excellent health" despite carrying excess weight.

According to Jackson, he wasn't planning to issue a cognitive test because he felt it was unnecessary after spending time with the President, but Trump requested he conduct one anyway.

Questioning not only normal findings, but trying to allege that the White House doctor may not be telling the whole truth?

"You know, I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old", Jackson continued. He also has a total cholesterol of 223, which is higher than recommended, and is taking medication to address that, Jackson said.

Trump took office at age 70, making him the oldest incoming USA president.

For those interested, Jackson also reports that President Trump now weighs in at 239 pounds (a little over 108kg), which leaves him right on the edge of the obesity mark.

Dr. Jackson told reporters Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which according to its website is a "cognitive screening test created to assist health professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease".

Viewers noted that the president's weight and height gave him a body mass index of 29.9, just shy of the threshold to be considered medically obese.

"The president came to me and said 'is there something we can do?'" Jackson told reporters, later adding that the idea that Trump is mentally unwell has "been the narrative for a while". Trump was then described as being "in excellent health". "There's no indication that he has any kind of cognitive issues".

Jackson says Trump is healthy and should remain so for the remainder of his presidency. Called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, it is created to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions - and Trump had a ideal score.

The screening was carried out using a test called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, on which Trump scored 30/30, Jackson said.

Jackson said he prescribed a diet lower in fat and carbohydrates, and exercise.

Regarding the president's diet, which reportedly includes Diet Cokes, KFC, and McDonald's, the doctor agreed that he could lose 10-15 pounds.

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